MRS. GUS HENRY DIES NOV. 25TH. FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY.
Mrs. Lydia Henry, 89, the wife of Guss Henry, died at 11:45 Tuesday night, Nov. 25th, at Our Saviour's hospital after a long illness.
Lydia Abigail Henry, a resident of Franklin for the past 28 years, was born Nov. 14, 1869, on a farm northeast of Nortonville. She was the daughter of Richard and Nancy Rees Seymour. She was survived by no close relatives other than her husband. A brother, Lewis H. Seymour, preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Neece Funeral home, where services were held at 1 p.m. Friday. Rev. Henry Spencer of Jacksonville officiated.
Paul Ames was the soloist, and he was accompanied by Mrs. Hersey Crain. The sons were “Beyond the Sunset” and “City 4 Square”.
Burial was in Providence cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy Hicks, Sam Hawkins, Van Seymour, Guy Seymour, Gus Seymour, Milt Seymour and Paul Ames. They also cared for the flowers.
(Waverly Journal, December 4, 1958)
Guss Henry, 84 year-old Franklin resident, died early Sat. morning at the Lasley nursing home in Jacksonville. His death occurred less than 24 hours after funeral services were conducted for his wife, Lydia Seymour Henry. Both Mr. and Mrs. Henry had been in failing health for a long time.
He was born near Nortonville on April 17, 1874, the son of David and Margaret McCurley Henry. His entire life was spent in Morgan Co., and he was a farmer for many years until he retired and moved to Franklin 28 years ago. He was married to Lydia Seymour on Oct. 2, 1907.
During a revival meeting at the Youngblood church at Nortonville, he was converted and joined the church and has always lived a quiet Christian life.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Everette, Payton and Thomas Henry. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Kelly, Mrs. Carrie Hill, and Mrs. Eva Seymour, Jacksonville, and by one brother, Ernest Henry of California. There are several nieces and nephews, including David Henry of New Berlin who was reared in the home.
The body was taken to the Neece Funeral home, where services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Henry Spencer officiating.
Paul Ames was the soloist, and he was accompanied by Mrs. Hersey Crain. He sang “Golden Bells” and “Old Rugged Cross.” Burial was beside his wife in the Providence cemetery. The pallbearers were Ross Seymour, Van Seymour, Guy Seymour, Gus Seymour, Roy Hicks and Paul Ames. They also took care of the flowers.(Jacksonville Journal, December 4, 1958)